Song for You

A Song for You

by Kenny Rankin
     
 

The great Kenny Rankin makes a subtle shift in stylistic focus on this label debut, titled A Song for You. The recording shows just how rewarding the marriage of songs from the Great American Songbook with the smooth jazz style can be when played by a talent of Rankin's stature. His singing explores new musical trails on such…  See more details below

Overview

The great Kenny Rankin makes a subtle shift in stylistic focus on this label debut, titled A Song for You. The recording shows just how rewarding the marriage of songs from the Great American Songbook with the smooth jazz style can be when played by a talent of Rankin's stature. His singing explores new musical trails on such great compositions as Harold Arlen's "When the Sun Comes Out," the Lorenz Hart favorite "She Was Too Good to Me," and "Love Walked In" by George & Ira Gershwin. Rankin also reprises his vocal version of "'Round Midnight," the Thelonious Monk standard previously released on his 2001 CD Haven't We Met?. This vocal version is performed with harmonically viable guitar strumming, with Rankin making it a much easier task than one who may be trying to de-emphasize the difficult piano stylings associated with Monk. Other songs deserving noteworthy mention are the subtle sensuality of "Spanish Harlem" and "I've Just Seen a Face" by Lennon/McCartney. The results of this great variety of musical planning are distinctly even and make for nearly an hour of great smooth jazz fused with excellent material from the songbooks of some of the world's greatest composers.

Read More

Product Details

Release Date:
08/13/2002
Label:
Umvd Labels
UPC:
0731458954026
catalogNumber:
589540

Related Subjects

Tracks

Read More

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kenny Rankin   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Roy Hargrove   Trumpet
Steve Kujala   Flute
Hubert Laws   Flute
John Beasley   Synthesizer
Russell Malone   Guitar
Marilyn Baker   Viola
Richard Todd   French Horn
Lewis Nash   Drums
Rick Baptist   Trumpet
Denyse Buffum   Viola
Jodi Burnett   Cello
Jon Clarke   Oboe
Larry Corbett   Cello
Ernest Ehrhardt   Cello
Peter Hatch   Viola
Dan Higgins   Reeds
Paula Hochhalter   Cello
Karolyn Kafer   Reeds
Anne Karam   Cello
Jerome Kessler   Cello
Charles Loper   Trombone
Warren Luening   Trumpet
Earl Madison   Cello
Christian McBride   Bass
Carole Mukogawa   Viola
Jack Nimitz   Reeds,Bass Clarinet
Leon Pendarvis   Keyboards
Chris Potter   Tenor Saxophone
James Ross   Viola
Harry Shirinian   Viola
David Spinozza   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Steve Tavaglione   Clarinet
Brad Warnaar   French Horn
Fred Selden   Reeds
David H. Speltz   Cello
Raymond Tischer   Viola

Technical Credits

John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Alan Broadbent   Orchestration,Wind Arrangements
Kenny Rankin   Arranger
John Beasley   Orchestration,Wind Arrangements
Tommy LiPuma   Producer
Schmitt   Producer,Engineer,Vocal Overdubs
David Spinozza   Score
Hollis King   Art Direction
Spring Cooper   Groomer

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >